» » Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar - Raga Chandrakauns

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar - Raga Chandrakauns download mp3 album

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar - Raga Chandrakauns download mp3 album
Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar
Raga Chandrakauns
Indian Classical, Hindustani
FLAC vers. size:
1818 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1283 mb
WMA vers. size:
1778 mb
Other formats
4.8 ★

A. Raga Chandrakauns (Alap). B. Raga Chandrakauns (Jor - Jhala).

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar represents the musical tradition of a family that is believed to have preserved and nurtured dhrupad music for the last 20 unbroken generations. He was born in Udaipur, India, where his father Ustad Ziauddin Khan Dagar was the court musician for the Maharajah of Udaipur. He was taught vocal and instrumental music (vina & sitar) by his father and later by his elder brother, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.

His younger brother, Ustad Zia Fariddudin Dagar, was a vocalist and teacher, and his son, Mohi Baha'ud-din, is a veena player. Establishment of the Dhrupad Gurukul. Established in 1982 The concept of making a Gurukul was entirely Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar's. Raga Chandrakauns (LP, Mono). Raga Yaman (CD, Album).

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar is a musician and singer of unbounded imaginative power. He is a master of dhrupad, the thriving ancient North Indian musical genre that is widely and wrongly supposed to be moribund from the weight of its rules. If ZF Dagar’s beautiful, hypnotic, intense, and sometimes terrifying music were rule-bound how could it fly to the heavens as it does? During the lifetime of his elder brother and mentor Zia Mohiuddin (ZM) Dagar he was affectionately and ironically known to students of the family as Chhote Ustad in contrast to his brother who was Bade Ustad

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar has done a lot for popularizing dhrupad music by his numerous concerts and workshops. He has performed widely in India and abroad, and received the Tansen Samman from the Madhya Pradesh government and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 2005, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Dhrupad Association. He has a remarkable command over microtones (swara-bheda) and various gamakas, and is noted for his gradual development of alap through vilambit, madhya and drut laya (slow, medium and fast tempo).

This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist Le chant Dhrupad de Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. 1. Raga Bhimpalasi : Alap, Jor (I). 25'11. 2. Raga Bhimpalasi : Jor (II), Jhala, Bandish (Chautal).

Album · 1985 · 3 Songs.


A Raga Chandrakauns (Alap) 22:50
B Raga Chandrakauns (Jor - Jhala) 23:15

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Ljudpress
  • Printed By – General Printing AB
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – General Printing AB
  • Copyright (c) – Urspår
  • Distributed By – SAM-Distribution


  • Design [Cover] – Marja Pennanen
  • Engineer – Peter Hennix
  • Mastered By – Peter Dahl
  • Painting – Lars Nilsson
  • Photography – Mats Öhman
  • Producer – Hans Isgren


Recorded at a loft concert in Stockholm, Sweden, September 25, 1981